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Specific Learning Disability Supplementary Guide—Dyslexia: Frequently Asked Questions1Specific Learning Disability Supplementary GuideDyslexia: Frequently Asked QuestionsVirginia Department of EducationFebruary 2017
2Specific Learning Disability Supplementary Guide—Dyslexia: Frequently Asked QuestionsAcknowledgementsThe Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) wishes to acknowledge all those who provided assistance in the development and review of this guidance document, including parents, community stakeholders, professional organizations, and university faculty.Virginia Department of EducationDivision of Special Education and Student ServicesP.O. Box 2120Richmond, VA 23218-21201-800-422-2083Text Users Dial: 711(Relay)The Virginia Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political affiliation, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. The policy permits appropriate employment preferences for veterans and specifically prohibits discrimination against veterans.For further information on Federal nondiscrimination regulations, contact the Office of Civil Rights at [email protected]or call 1 (800) 421-3481. You may obtain additional information at the Commonwealth of Virginia’s official website concerning this equal opportunity policy.
Specific Learning Disability Supplementary Guide—Dyslexia: Frequently Asked Questions5IntroductionLegislation passed by the 2016 General Assembly (House Bill 842) requires every person seeking initial licensure or renewal of a license to complete awareness training on the indicators of dyslexia and evidence-based interventions and accommodations for dyslexia. In support of the regulation, this document, Dyslexia: Frequently Asked Questionsis designed to be a resource for teachers, administrators and parents to address the educational needs of students with dyslexia. It provides information on the resources and services available to students with dyslexia through general education, as well as any student with dyslexia who may qualify to receive services as a student with a Specific Learning Disability (SLD) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act(IDEA) or under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504).